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by Eric J. Iannelli
Another title for Pacifico could be The Lost EmArcy Sessions. The music on this disc—all original charts save one—comes straight out of the Brown/Roach hard bop stylebook with some additional nods to the Blue Note roster of the late ’50s and early ’60s; and it greets this reviewer’s (self-confessedly conservative) ears, bruised by the proliferation of so much avant noisemaking, as pure delight.
The Donavan/Muradian Quintet, or DMQ, an outfit formerly and somewhat confusingly known as The Nairobi ...read more